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Winless Streaks End With Waelti Victory 

Brandon WaeltiSun Prairie,Wis., June 12, 2005-Brandon Waelti scored his first feature victory in nearly three years, capturing the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The win also ended a 29-feature race winless streak for Wisconsin drivers in the series. 
Chad DeSelle jumped into the lead at the start. On the third lap Danny Stratton running second got sideways, slowing up the field behind him causing a chain reaction accident which saw Scott Hatton flip. Hatton was uninjured. Stratton,and series point leader Davey Ray restarted at the tail of the field.
Kevin Doty who started eighth moved past DeSelle for the lead on the sixth lap,and began stretching his lead. Two laps later Jason Dull spun in turn four, as the caution came out Doty slowed to miss Dull's car stalling his car on the cushion of the track. Doty restarted at the tail of the field in 18th position.
On the restart Nick Lundgreen passed DeSelle for the lead, with Ray moving into sixth place. At the mid-way point Lundgreen led Brad Kuhn, Waelti,and Ray with Doty in seventh position.
Waelti closed on Lundgreen several times with Ray trailing by a car length. Entering turn one on the 19th lap Waelti moved under Lundgreen for the lead, while Doty moved into fourth place. Waelti spent the final three laps in heavy traffic, and finished two car lengths ahead of Lundgreen, Ray, Doty,and Stratton. 
Waelti driving the Waelti/Schulenberg owned Stealth-Mopar entry became the first Wisconsin driver to win a feature in the series since Aaron Fiscus on July 20, 2003. Seven-time series champion Dan Boorse escaped injury in a series of wild flips in practice. Ray holds a 64 point lead over Waelti heading into the June 18 event at Wilmot (Wis.) Speedway.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 5 RAY 14.908 1 DULL 1 FISCUS 1 WAELTI
2 74 KUHN 14.958 2 JORDAN 2 SHREFFLER 2 LUNDGREEN
3 5X DOTY 14.976 3 DREHER 3 J.JONES 3 RAY
4 3 WAELTI 15.018 4 SAUER 4 KEELAN 4 DOTY
5 15 HATTON 15.21 5 CAREY 5 DULL 5 KUHN
6 87 SLOTTEN 15.397 HT 2   6 WALTERS 6 STRATTON
7 2 STRATTON 15.401 1 PAULUS 7 LUEBKE 7 SLOTTEN
8 40 LUNDGREEN 15.426 2 FLESHER 8 COONAN 8 MUELLER
9 6 DESELLE 15.475 3 DESELLE 9 DREHER 9 FISCUS
10 82 GOUGH 15.558 4 SLOTTEN 10 JORDAN 10 FLESHER
11 21S SHREFFLER 15.62 5 DOTY 11 EDDIE SAUER 11 SHREFFLER
12 7 FISCUS 15.683 HT 3   12 P.JONES 12 LABROSSE
13 17 KEELAN 15.704 1 MUELLER 13 RAMSTACK 13 WALTERS
14 93 LABROSSE 15.728 2 HATTON 14 J.JONES
15 21 J.JONES 15.738 3 KUHN 15 KEELAN
16 99 CLAAS 15.784 4 LABROSSE 16 MAYEW
17 5W WALTERS 15.894 5 LUNDGREEN 17 DESELLE
18 59 FLESHER 15.895 HT4   18 DULL
19 21K MAYHEW 15.956 1 RAY 19 PAULUS
20 22 MUELLER 16.01 2 WAELTI 20 HATTON
21 6H PAULUS 16.035 3 STRATTON 21 GOUGH
22 2 RAMSTACK 16.217 4 GOUGH
23 94 COONAN 16.332 5 MAYHEW
24 43 LUEBKE 16.359 DASH      
25 56 DULL 16.418 1 DOTY    
26 18 DREHER 16.969 2 WAELTI    
27 8 JORDAN 17.044 3 KUHN    
28 96 SAUER 17.424 4 RAY    
29 29 CAREY NT 5 HATTON    
30 88 BOORSE NT 6 SLOTTEN    
31 64 PERKINS NT        
32 20 WEISENSEL NT